Charles Richard Montgomery Sr.

Eagle Mountain, Utah – Charles Richard Montgomery Sr. (Rick), 71, passed away on 9-9-2019. He was born October 4, 1947, in Riverside California to Paul Eugene Montgomery Sr. and Marjorie Teffeteller Montgomery. He married Gloria Hutchings and later divorced. Rick married his soulmate and eternal companion Bonnie Bowler on March 12, 1977 and would later be sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Utah Temple.
Rick spent the earlier years of his life in Riverside, California, Arizona and other towns in between before the family put down roots in Hurricane Utah. Rick graduated from Hurricane High School. His careers included road construction, welder/fabricator, automotive mechanic, and heavy-duty diesel mechanic. He worked for himself, and alongside family members for much of his adult life. He was still providing automotive services to his customers until the very end. Rick loved spending time with his family and friends and could spend hours telling stories and re-living the “good ole days”. He enjoyed exploring dirt roads, fishing, and rock hunting through the desert. He would often pick up a rock with a smile and identify the origins of the rock, and how it was used by early settlers. Most of all Rick loved his family, and just sitting quietly watching his children and grandchildren interact around him.
He is survived by his loving wife and eternal companion Bonnie (Bowler) Montgomery (Eagle Mountain, Utah), Children: Nicky (Keith) Landis (Hurricane, Utah), Jodi (Kevin) Palmer (Sheridan, Wyoming), James (Summer) Montgomery (Eagle Mountain, Utah). Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Siblings: Linda (Bob) Millay (Riverton, Utah), Debbie Humphries (St. George, Utah), Julie Montgomery (St. George, Utah), Dan (Lori) Montgomery (Ivins, Utah).
He was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father, Brother Paul Jr., Sons Darren and Ricky, Grandchildren Kayden, Drake, and Ireland.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff ST., St. George, UT, with a viewing prior to services from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Hurricane City Cemetery.
The Family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Karen Lin with Dixie Regional Hospital, and the American Fork Hospital ICU Staff for your endless dedication to Rick and the Family.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Ricks’s guest book at



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St. George, UT


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Hurricane City Cemetery

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13 Responses

  1. It has been about 50 years since I have seen him but I will always remember the good friend that he was. Always was a person in whom you could talk to. He and Gloria and I were pals our senior year. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers to his family.

  2. You will always be in Heart Rick 💖 I feel so Honored to be your cousin💖We will see each other again💖I Love and miss you💖💖💖

  3. This is an example of a purely good man . If you needed it and he had it you could have it no questions asked . Never judged never ceased to support you. I think of the saying that he must’ve been something so special to be missed so much . That he was indeed . Show em how it’s done up there Rick . Teach em how to love and be selfless . I’ll miss you you touched my life in a huge positive way . Without you and Bonnie I may very well not be alive today . Fly high love you

  4. So sorry to hear of his passing. It is always so hard to carry on after such a loss. Hold memories in your heart and share them when you are ready. God bless. Diane McIntyre

  5. I first met Rick and Bonnie at an ARP meeting in Littlefield. Not only did we become friends, but Rick and Bonnie became mentors in my search for answers to life’s challenge’s and a closer realtionship with God. Thank you Rick, Thank you Bonnie.

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